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Volume 19: Madness & Literature (1998)

Editor: Steve Hendrix.
Associate Editors: Ted Contreras, Larry Isaacs,
Mihaela Marinescu, and Cassandra Ward.
Faculty Advisor – Douglas Domingo-Forasté

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface 9

Madness in the Face of Silence: The Crisis of Language
In the Work of Franz Kafka and Elie Wiesel / Beth Hawkins 11

Madness and Writing in the Works of Hamsun, Fante,
and Bukowksi / Stephen Cooper 19

Embodiments of Hysteria: Emile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin /
Samedi Sage Goellner 29

Passion, Obsession, or Madness? Postmodern Reflections
On Madness in Jeanette Winterson’s The Passion /
Leslie Bruce 39

The Madman As Sage: Hamsun Enacts Nietzche’s Riddle /
Anne G. Sabo 49

Why the Fantastic Is Conditioned by Madness /
Sabine Kleine 59

Coping with Violence: Madness in the Works of
Marietou M’Baye of Senegal and Calixthe
Beyala of Cameroon / Laura Fyfe 75

The Pursuit of Being and der Todestrieb in The Passion
According to G.H. / Aaron Parrett 87

Grace Under Pressure / Daniel Holland 97

Umma / Kristianne Lee-Yahng 98

Inspiration / Charles Webb 99

Munchausen’s Syndrome / Charles Webb 101

Book Reviews
Nerves and Narratives: A cultural History of Hysteria in
Nineteenth-Century British Prose / Ray Waters 103

Insanity as Redemption in Contemporary American Fiction:
Inmates Running The Asylum / Steve Hendrix 107

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